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vb. To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign. To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; - said in reference to the act forgiven. To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; - said of the person offending. Sometimes both the person and the offense follow as objects of the verb, sometimes one and sometimes the other being the indirect object.


Syn. - See excuse.

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